Centre reconsiders subsidies for the economically well-off
“Centre is pondering over the cancellation of gas cylinder subsidies for well-paid families”
Central Minister Venkaiah Naidu has said that the government is giving serious thought about cancelling gas cylinder subsidies for families with annual incomes of Rs.10 lakhs and more.
While addressing the media at Hyderabad, he said that the government will save thousands of crores of gas subsidies if all the fraudulently obtained gas connections are identified and cancelled. He also said that the government is pondering over cancelling gas cylinder subsidies for families with annual incomes of more than Rs.10 lakhs. “Why do affluent families need gas cylinder subsidies?” he asked.